I’m Pam Seiler, executive director of the Volunteer Center of Door County. This county has been so supportive and involved in the courageous battle against leukemia by a thirteen year old boy named Bo Johnson. Yet HIS wish was to let that spirit live on by “paying it forward” and “making a difference.”
On Saturday, October 27th, we’ll do just that as we commemorate “Make a Difference Day.” For the past 22 years, people have been donating food, cleaning up parks and helping out their neighbors as a way to truly make a difference in our communities.
The Door County “Make a Difference Day” team is asking for your help as they collect personal care products for our neighbors right here at home. Items such as laundry detergent, bleach, soap, and personal hygiene items will be collected and given to local agencies to distribute throughout Door County. Donations can be dropped off at Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay City Hall or the Volunteer Center through October 25th. How about getting your kids involved? Drop off boxes will be available at local schools this week so why not lead by example and show them how good it feels to help out. Don’t have the time to shop? Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated so that special needs items can be purchased and distributed.
Door County non-profit agencies and so many others try every day to “make a difference” but they need our help. Let’s see what a community can do when it comes together for one day with one purpose in mind. Let’s keep Bo’s wish alive by making a difference EVERY day.